Russian-born artist Irena Kononova creates incredibly luminous landscapes using multiple layers of oil, sand and marble dust. Her paintings, with their rich and deep colors, are modern, expressionistic pieces that will leave you speechless.
Here's what Sandra Lee Gallery states: “Upon viewing her paintings, one experiences a dark interior which reaches toward an infinite and radiant horizon beyond. Obscure pathways lead the viewer into gleaming vistas. Unearthing the innate yearning to escape in each of us, Kononova presents our constant struggle of being ‘here' and wishing to be ‘there.' The artist paints with a mastery of technique that creates the effect of transparency and illumination. One must look beyond the dazzling colors to make out the textile-rich consistency of the canvas.”